If the air conditioning is out for more than 30 minutes, it is suggested that the classes be cancelled.
After power is back on, in most cases, classes could resume after 1 hour. This is dependent upon the time of day and the length of time of the power outage. Later in the day and a longer outage will require more time to cool off the rooms.
Phones will last for 30 minutes, based on the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to the network switch in each building.
Computers should be shut down and turned off.
Other equipment can stay plugged in.
Staff will have access to phones for 30 minutes but not to computers.
Campus wireless access will also last for about 30 minutes. If the mobile device has an independent wire-less/data plan, it will continue to work.
Lighting will be from windows and from emergency lighting which will vary from building to building.
Most bathroom facilities will have emergency lighting.
If power is out for more than 1 hour, Executive Cabinet makes call about sending non-essential staff home.
After event occurs, it takes about 45 minutes for phone calls to be made to parents and for last child to be picked up.
Many students use the Sun Bus and schedules may not coincide with above time line.
Access to appropriate bathroom facilities should be identified.
Security will check elevators to ensure that no one is stuck.
Email will be sent to COD distribution list (staff and faculty) with all known information.
Admissions and Records will send email to students with all known information.
Information Technology will have access to a computer to update our web pages with all known information.
When the Rave alert system is operational, text messages will be sent to students, faculty and staff.